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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Our second holiday here at The Byre in Lostwithiel."

    We love the 'home from home' feel as the owner's, Ed & Nicky, have really thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. We very much liked the new sofa & armchair, very comfortable. In the kitchen the new non stick pans are of a very good quality and we are even going to buy some for ourselves! We were grateful for the welcome items such as Milk, Scones, clotted cream & Jam. The bottle of wine & the fresh flowers a very nice touch. Thank you again for a peaceful, comfortable stay at your gorgeous holiday cottage. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely time here ."

    ...comfortable, quiet very relaxing...near to Lostwithiel and Bodmin amenities ......plenty of space outside to sit and garden chairs supplied plus bench table with parasol ...easy parking.....convenient for local places of interest ......dishwasher and washing machine which was a bonus ...walk in shower water always hot ....lovely place to get away from it all and enjoy nature. .Thanks for the cream tea and rather nice bottle of wine!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Owners on site, very helpful and friendly."

    Lovely Cream Scone tea on arrival. Great Honey available in nice size jars. (my one problem was as I am disabled (crutches) I did find the floor a bit slippy as it was a wet holiday, but that was a chance I have to take on holidays) Everything else was there for what was needed thanks.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Byre ."

    It was very comfortable and well equipped in beautiful surroundings. We were free to roam the grounds with our dog. The property is well placed for exploring lovely harbours like Charlestown ,Mevagissey, Fowey and St. Mawes. The owners were very helpful and welcoming , providing delicious cream teas on our arrival. We would go back without any hesitation !!

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Aug 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Byre."

    The accommodation was very clean on arrival and was fully equipped for our stay. A very characterful property, new comfortable settee and chair in the lounge area, lovely walk in shower and comfy king size bed. The owners Ed & Nicky were very friendly and on hand if required. Our dogs enjoyed mooching around with Meg & Gizzie! We would highly recommend this property to anyone considering a holiday in Cornwall. Thanks again Terry & Emma Huxley

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a great time at the Byre the cottage was clean and homely great walk-in shower very comfortable bed."

    The cottage had everything you needed for a great vacation. The location is superb for discovering the area.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Byre and appreciated the wine, scones, jam."

    cream and flowers that were there on our arrival. The cottage was perfect and was in a great location to visit National Trust properties of Lostwithiel and Cotehele and the towns of Fowey. Mevagissey and Charlestown. Edward the owner was very welcoming and had good suggestions for local hikes etc. We would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property very cosy."

    We'll equipped. Lovely outlook. The owner added some nice touches such as fresh flowers and a welcome pack. We had a very enjoyable holiday

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely Barn very comfortable can not complain all very nice lots of lovely ..."

    Lovely Barn very comfortable can not complain all very nice lots of lovely places to visit we had a very nice time we will be coming back

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, connected to another rental piece of the barn, in a stunning location."

    Warm welcome with scones etc, milk, fresh flowers and WINE in the fridge! How welcoming! The sofa is terrible, should really be changed to something more comfortable,this one left us with back-ache..... even though we put all the extra pillows in it to make it a bit better. The bed was something we worried about when we first lied on it... But in the end we slept well in it! And it is HUGE!! Nevertheless, in my opinion (and reading reviews from months ago I wasn't the only one) it is time to renew it. It squiks, you feel the mattress springs and it feels as if you roll out of the bed. We saw the owner only twice short, which is fine, but gave me no change to tell him this, so I wrote it in the questbook.

    The mattress has been replaced 10th April and a new sofa on order eta July 2023. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara3.4Sep 2022

  • "Our hosts were very accommodating, on arrival we were greeted and also provided with a crème tea and a bottle of wine."

    The cottage is situated in a quiet area which we found it very peaceful. It is not far from the main A30 and A390 which made it easy to get around would highly recommend and looking forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2022

  • "This our second visit to Byre Cottage."

    The location and comfort of the cottage works very well for us. The Owners are very friendly and welcoming. We've had 2 lovely weeks spent at Byre and would recommend a stay there.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2022

  • "We highly recommend this cottage, it benefits a quiet, off-road setting, within walking distance of the amenities in Lostwithiel."

    On arrival we were welcomed with a freshly baked cream tea, complimentary bottle of wine and flowers, which was a lovely touch! The cottage was clean, homely and well appointed with a touch of quality. It is a perfect setting for dogs, our two settled instantly and loved running around in the paddock, which is in the grounds. The owners are very friendly and accomodating, ensuring you have everything you need. It is an excellent base for lots of walks in this beautiful part of Cornwall!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very peaceful and secluded spot, ideal for visiting the Mid Cornwall area, Fowey, Padstow, Polzeath and Polperro and many beaches within easy reach."

    The cream tea on arrival was a welcome treat along with the bottle of wine was a great start to the holiday.

    Reviewed by Royston5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely welcome both from the owner and the welcome pack."

    The cottage is clean and in a peaceful setting. However, we were very uncomfortable when we were in the cottage. The suite is low and has no support and we couldn’t get comfortable in the evening. The bed is a great size which is something we always look for and we did sleep ok but again it is past it’s best. We like the location but will not be staying again unless the suite is updated. The signal on the TV was intermittent but that didn’t bother us as we don’t watch a lot of TV. Just to note Byre and Wagon House both have the same furniture. Kind regards

    Thank you for your feedback and of course I am disappointed that you found the comfort of my cottage had deteriorted since your last stay in September 2021. The suite is professionally cleaned and checked for structural soundness each winter but following your comment I will take another look at it on the next changeover. Although you hadn't mentioned the issue with the tv when we spoke while you were in the cottage I will get that checked too. Any feedback is always welcome as that is one of the drivers for maintaining customer satisfaction. Best wishes, Edward. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra3.8Jun 2022

  • "Thank you for a lovely welcome cream tea & wine, what a treat."

    The Byre is an ideal place to stay for a couple. It is like home from home, everything you need is there & it’s very spacious with lovely views. It is in an ideal spot to all the places we wanted visit while in Cornwall. We would not hesitate to recommend & make a return visit ourselves. One little thing that could make the stay even better would be a higher more supportive sofa for the older generation, but it does not take away what a great little place it is.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2022

  • "This has to be one of the nicest place I’ve ever stayed at ."

    Lovely place! It’s clear the owners put lots of effort into making their guests welcome and keeping their properties well maintained. The accommodation is in a beautiful setting on their grounds ,and in a great location to explore the surrounding area. It’s clean, bright and spacious which together with being well appointed makes it a comfortable & stress free place to stay.

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property was just as expected from the prior information."

    We also much appreciated the cream tea and wine which were left for us, together with several other small but welcome small touches. What was omitted from the details was the welcome we had to walk around the owners' fields around the holiday properties. All in all, we had a very enjoyable country break.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic stay at Brye cottage, greeted with cream tea, bottle of wine and fresh milk."

    The cottage had everything we needed for our stay. Very clean and in a lovely peaceful location. Only thing we found was the bed wasn't very comfortable. Would definitely recommend and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic place to stay, very quiet and in a great position."

    Accommodation very nice, very clean and the host was very friendly. A nice bottle of Cornish Wine and Cream Tea on arrival which was very nice indeed. The location was ideal as a short distance to Fowey and Looe on the South Coast and not far from Padstow on the North. We had a great time and would definitely recommend a holiday here.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great 2 weeks at the Byre everything as expected my one criticism would be lack of sanitizer and bleach for the bathroom anyone who visits this property are in for a treat a visit to the pond to feed the fish is a must."

    Would recommend this property anytime

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a wonderfully peaceful stay at Byre."

    The owners were very welcoming with a cream tea and bottle of local wine waiting for our arrival. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very comfortable with large bed and all mod cons including a dishwasher.Lovely gardens and fields to exercise our dog. Couldn't fault this cottage and would be very happy to recommend .

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cottage set in beautiful surroundings."

    A peaceful retreat.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage set on a farmstead."

    Will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful Cottage - very well designed - the hosts were very friendly and ..."

    Beautiful Cottage - very well designed - the hosts were very friendly and helpful with things to do - dog friendly was the bonus

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2020

  • "Good location nice and quiet,Ed and Nicky very nice and helpful, welcome pack most acceptable, nice touch, would go again and recommend it to others."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2020

  • "A beautiful place for a relaxing break."

    Byre was exactly as advertised, very clean and with everything needed for a safe catering holiday inc a washing machine. Nicky and Edward friendly hosts there if you needed them, the welcoming cream tea and bottle of wine waiting on arrival very well received. Would highly recommend the Byre if you are looking for a relaxing break in a home from home feeling.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in stunning location."

    Exceptional hosts. Ideally situated to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Great location and the description on the web site was accurate. We arrived to a spotlessly clean cottage with gifts of local wine and a cream tea as well as basics of tea coffee and milk . So lovely and thoughtful. The location is a great base for sightseeing on both the south and north coast of Cornwall. Some great walks around Lostwithiel too. The walk to Lerryn is especially rewarding and you can visit the Ship Inn for a drink. Everyone really friendly in these testing Covid times . We will be re booking for next year

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2020

  • "The Byre was ideal with all the facilities and comfort you needed."

    Edward and Nick we’re friendly and very helpful. The welcome of scones, cream and jam did not go uneaten!! The Cornish wine was great with the bbq! The setting is lovely, with a large paddock we walked the dog, Ralphie, around. Everything was spot-on.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jul 2020

  • "Wonderful stay at the Byre cottage near Lostwithiel - very peaceful, comfortable and clean."

    Excellent hosts - wine and scones on arrival a lovely touch!

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jul 2020

  • "As we have never gone back to a holiday home before, the fact that we decided to return to the Byre is a measure of how well we thought of it."

    Just as good as the first time!

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Sep 2019

  • "A very comfortable cottage in peaceful pleasant surroundings, Owners welcoming and helpful."

    Thoroughly enjoyed the holiday in beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and hosts Edward and Nicky."

    A great position in Cornwall to explore most places from. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Gaynor4.7Aug 2019

  • "This was a last minute booking due to our early holiday this year spoilt by the British weather."

    So saw this cottage with just the week we needed ideal. The directions we received to find the cottage were spot on. The cottage has everything you need for a perfect holiday .Edward and his wife had left us a lovely cream tea and a bottle of local wine .This was our first visit to this part of Cornwall its close to the likes of padstow and rock we even went to look for doc martin in port issac.Then there,s Bodmin,St Austall and we even got to Falmouth.Bodmin for all your main supermarkets just 5 miles away.The town of lostwithiel just down the hill with old world charm and a butchers with blackpuddings to die for even if it did come all the way from the north of Scotland.I found this cottage to be a jem trouble is now by telling everyone how good it was come next year booked up ,never mind it was well worth the long drive

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2019

  • "The Byre was a really lovely holiday let and we thoroughly enjoyed staying there."

    We would recommend this place to anyone thinking of holidaying in that part of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Carwyn5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable and had all the necessary facilities."

    It was also in a fantastic location which guaranteed a peaceful break whist admiring the beautiful countryside!

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage had everything needed lovely cream tea & Cornish wine as a welcome."

    A huge range of information was provided on local area including lots of maps & walking info. Very helpful owners. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful and comfortable accommodation with everything we could need."

    We were greeted with a cream tea, plus fresh flowers and a bottle of Cornish wine, which was much appreciated. Our hosts were very helpful with ideas of where to visit. We also enjoyed meeting their lovely animals and pets.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2019

  • "This is a wonderful property in a fantastic location."

    The cottage is fully equipped to a high standard, exceptionally comfortable and very peaceful. It was lovely to arrive to a very warm welcome of freshly baked scones and clotted cream. The property owners also added other thoughtful touches such a fresh flowers and wine in the fridge. Very conveniently situated and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0May 2019

  • "Chairs in lounge area not very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Jim4.7May 2019

  • "Lovely property."

    Set in really nice countryside setting. Very pleasant helpful yet unobtrusive owners. The property and facilities were of a high standard. Definitely recommended.

    Reviewed by Stanley5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in perfect setting."

    The owners and their pets are wonderful. The cream tea and wine on arrival was very welcoming too. I have already told friends and family what a lovely place it is to stay. Also very central to I visit all parts of Cornwall. Perfect location. We really hope to be able to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2019

  • "A very well appointed cottage that more than met our expectations."

    Our dog was also made very welcome with very few restrictions on where she could roam. We'd certainly return there when an opportunity arises.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2018

  • "First there was the major mix up over the booking which took far too long to resolve; including your staff using a mobile number when asked to use our landline."

    AND not getting back to us as arranged. Then we asked for single beds and on arrival the Byre owner and I had to change the zip link bed around to two singles.

    Reviewed by Ann3.8Sep 2018

  • "Very friendly owners who live on site if needed."

    Very well equipped, clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful location in a beautiful part of the country."

    So peaceful but quite central for sightseeing and travelling to towns and the sea. Lovely hosts made us welcome. Will be returning next year

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2018

  • "The perfect holiday location with the perfect hosts."

    Can’t wait to return again.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jul 2018

  • "Everything we needed was supplied, lovely peaceful rural surroundings but only 4 minutes by car from the town at the bottom of the hill."

    Very clean and comfortable, a perfect base for exploring this part of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2018

  • "Everything was great, I cannot see how you could improve, you have it exactly as it should be"

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2018

  • "Excellent facilites."

    Very comfortable. Good location. Would recommend Byre to others

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2018

  • "Beautiful and comfortable cottage."

    Idyllic location. Friendly hosts. This was our second visit and we are already planning our third.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2017

  • "Edward was away when we arrived but everything was as he had said on the phone."

    When back came to welcome us. All was as said and he was vey helpful with walks and knowledge.

    Reviewed by Jacqui4.8Jul 2017

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  • All on one floor
  • One x Super-King bedroom, Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area and open fire.
  • Electric central and underfloor heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, iPod dock
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Communal gardens
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile.

The property

A superb, stone, semi-detached barn conversion, set within the owner's peaceful, farmstead alongside 2 other holiday cottages.

The Byre lies in a scenic, rural valley, a mile from the town of Lostwithiel and a 15 minute drive to the coastal town of Fowey.

An ideal base for a couple to explore Cornwall’s beautiful countryside and coastline.

An immensely comfortable, single storey barn, the open plan living space is brimming with country cottage appeal.

Kick-back after a day’s exploring and relax beside the wood burning stove.

A well equipped kitchen has dining for four and a double bedroom boasting a superking, zip link bed.

Enjoy summer evenings on your private terrace or explore the 9 acres of meadows and ponds where you might meet the sheep (please supervise pets and children).

The charming town of Lostwithiel is well known for its interesting antique and curio shops and has a great range of independent retailers and grocery shops.

Spend the day at the famous Eden Project, its magnificent Bio Domes displaying plants from across the globe.

The coastal town of Fowey, famously linked with the authoress Daphne du Maurier, who, for a period of time lived in Fowey with her family, is a vibrant harbour town brimming with galleries, gift shops and fashionable cafes and restaurants.

A perfect choice for an escape to the countryside or for discovering Cornwall’s best qualities.

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About the location


Bodmin 5.5 miles; Fowey 7 miles.

A delightfully peaceful country town, nestling in the Fowey river valley amid the woods and fields that characterise the area. Renowned as a centre for the antiques trade, there are several shops and dealers in the town, as well as a fine collection of country pubs, restaurants and a thriving farmer’s market. Lanhydrock House (NT) and gardens is just 3 miles away, while the fabulous Boconnoc House, Eden Project, shipwreck museum and tall ships harbour at Charlestown, and the picturesque fishing villages of Mevagissey, Fowey and Padstow, with the famous Rick Stein restaurants, are all within easy driving distance. The tumbling Atlantic surf, long sandy beaches and dramatic coastline of the north coast, including at the renowned Newquay, make for great days out and there is also chance to enjoy river canoeing, biking, hiking and leisurely walks in this lovely area. The friendly locals also have ongoing activities, such as the raft race, the famous tug of war, Carnival week and seagull outboard motor races. The river Fowey runs from the town on its 8 mile journey through the fields and wooded valleys to the gentler southern coast, a natural paradise for those who love the sea. Centrally placed, with much to do and see in the immediate area, Lostwithiel is the perfect choice for those seeking a break away from the hectic pace of the tourist resorts.

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Note: Babies welcome, regretfully no children over the age of two years. Children and pets to be supervised around livestock.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas